Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

RENOWNED marabi music crooner Kireni Zulu’s son, Phil Zulu , is set to come out of hibernation with a new album 10 years after stepping into his father’s ...

PRODUCERS of a new local movie, Chipo Chirorwa, to premier early next year, have roped in school pupils in the production to empower them with film-making skills as ...

MIDLANDS Hotel has returned to its old ways of hosting crowd-pulling musicians at a time Gweru is having very few venues to accommodate artistes who attract big numbers. ...

FASHION designer, Rukudzo Sarupinda (RS), attended the African Women Designers Week in Mozambique last month. Sarupinda, who launched her Kuxy Creation label in 2014 and won the Best Art Award at the Shero Awards in 2018, speaks to NewsDay (ND) Life & Style correspondent Tafadzwa Kachiko on her work. ...

UNITED STATES-BASED Afro jazz star Clare Nyakujara says working in the Disney Animal Kingdom over the past two years has been lucrative and opened many doors in her career as an entertainer. ...

MULTI-AWARD-winning gospel musician Janet Manyowa (pictured)’s husband-cum-manager Munyaradzi yesterday said they were delighted by the musician’s seven nominations ahead of this year’s edition of Prophets Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa Invitations Concert Awards Night (Permican) set for November 22 at the Harare City Sports Centre. ...

TOP South African house music star Dr Malinga (pictured) has been given a lifeline by his Zimbabwean promoters to perform in Bulawayo and Plumtree after two aborted shows in the last two months. ...

PARTNERSHIPS between organisations and key individuals in the community have been a cornerstone of many successful ventures in Zimbabwe, and MultiChoice Zimbabwe has sought such partnerships across the arts and entertainment field. Among the people who have made a difference in this field is filmmaker Shem Zemura, who sees film as a means of ensuring that Zimbabwe’s rich storytelling cultural heritage is stimulated and enhanced. He has recently become closely involved with the MultiChoice Talent Factory initiative, which sets out to increase the pool of skills available to Africa’s film-making community and to increase the quantity and quality of film and television production across the continent. ...

LOCAL actress Gamuchirai Duve, who had been nominated for the Best Actress award at the annual Lake International Pan-African Film Festival (LIPFF) held in Kenya recently for her role in Kushata Kwemoyo, described her experience at the festival as an eye-opener. ...

BY PRECIOUS CHIDA THE sixth edition of the Harare International Literature Festival (Litfest) is set to run from November 27 to 30 at Theatre in the Park in ...

ALPHA Media Holdings chairman Trevor Ncube has described author Doris Mufara’s debut publication — Dare: A Diary to My Grandchildren — as a treasure trove for children in which the author distilled her life experiences for the benefit of future generations. ...

DUBAI-BASED Zimbabwean wheelspinner Jethro Nyandoro, popularly known as DJ Jezz De Don Dada, yesterday said working with international artistes had become standard fare for him after being roped in to perform at the UB40 Live in Concert in Abu Dhabi alongside two other DJs from November 7 to 9. ...

COMEDY club Umahlekisa, in conjunction with Youth for Innovation Trust (YIT), will on Friday host local councillors in an event dubbed Creative Accountability-Leadership Roast at Nkulumane Hall, Bulawayo. ...

GOSPEL songbirds Mary Mhiribidi Zinyimo and Agatha Murudzwa have collaborated on a new song Nokuti Makanaka, off the former’s forthcoming album that is set for release next month. ...

ZIMDANCEHALL chanter Arrival 55’s much-awaited seven-track album, Chibharanzi Chinobhadhara, fetched US$300 after music promoter Monica Mabhena bought a copy during its official launch on Sunday. ...

STAKEHOLDERS who attended a National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) consultative meeting in Bulawayo last week pleaded with Finance minister Mthuli Ncube to prioritise the arts industry when he presents the National Budget on Thursday. ...

RISING gospel artiste Emmah Mtisi is on Thursday this week set to release a new nine-track album, Mwari Vanonzwa, which largely encourages the nation to be prayerful in the face of challenges facing the country. ...

MULTI-GIFTED youth leader and leadership trainer Ralph Jonathan Kadurira’s 2018 publication, Pursuit of Purpose (Aphorisms) is a compendium of 109 insights into individual human purpose and how it can be identified and religiously pursued for personal fulfilment and the benefit of humanity. In the book under review, Kadurira — who last year published a gripping novella on sexual exploitation titled Short Time — shares deep insights into purpose. This makes the book a handy tool, not only for those still groping for their purpose, but also for those seeking ways to add a sharper sting to their pursuit of purpose. ...

IT was just a matter of time before Tamy Moyo, Nutty O’s and Bulawayo’s Cal_Vin’s magic on stage attracted the United Nations (UN). ...

GOSPEL musician Mathias Mhere yesterday said he was amazed by the positive responses that his new collaboration, Weumambo Nditarire, with Mambo Dhuterere, has attracted after it clocked nearly 30 000 views on YouTube in one day and has been trending in shops and kombis. ...

TOP local comedian Victor “Doc Vikela” Mpofu is set to raise the country’s flag high at Zed Laugh Festival set for Mlungushi Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia on November 29. ...

TOP gospel choral outfit Vabati vaJehovha members charmed their fans when they graced Baba Harare’s album launch at Long Cheng’s Food Nest Restaurant in Harare on Friday last week. ...

CHIPAWO Trust’s New Horizon Theatre Company and Theatre in the Park will stage a series of plays this month, under the theme: A Time with Uncle Steve, in honour of the late legendary playwright Stephen Chifunyise. ...

MEAT and beer lovers were in for a treat when the popular Castle Lager National Braai Fest returned on Friday and Saturday at its ceremonial home, Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare. ...

Women in Zimbabwe have adapted to the millennial lifestyle of fitness training that has over the years been seen as an elitist culture. ...

Tuku Music Company has announced that it will be releasing a post-humous video of the late legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi for the song Kusateerera, which he performed with Hugh Masekela who is also late. ...

Zimdancehall prodigy Tocky Vibes has hinted that he is currently finalising the acoustic version of his Villagers Money album as he moves in to solidify his place in ...

CONTEMPORARY musician, Jah Prayzah — bubbling with confidence after releasing a collaborative effort with two regional artsists, Mr Bow and Yuri da Cunha on the song Não me ...

AN AFRICAN modelling and fashion platform titled Model Entertainment Afrika has been launched to advocate for the professional promotion and exposure of African beauty and talent. ...

COMEDIANNE and motivational speaker Felistas “Mai Titi” Murata’s star continues to shine after she was roped in to be among guest speakers to grace the Gabfest for Women in Business scheduled for November 16 at Kingstons House in Harare ...